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Town of Pe Ell

111 S. Main St.

P.O. Box 215

Pe Ell, WA 98572

Contact Information


Town Hall/Clerk: (360)291-3543


Mayor's Cell: (360)324-2132



The Town of Pe Ell, Washington was officially incorporated on March 9, 1906.

There have long been several versions of how Pe Ell was named, none of which can be authenticated.

The more accepted version is that the name comes from the attempts of the local Native Americans to pronounce the first name of an early French-Canadian settler, Pierre Charles, who was an ex-Hudson's Bay employee. This version has it that the Native Americans could not pronounce Pierre, and their attempts turned it into Pe Ell.

Another version is that P and L were the first initials for Pierre Charles and his Native American wife. Two words were made from the initials: "Pe Ell".

If you require Telecommunication Relay Services, please dial 711 or 1-800-833-6384 to connect with a WATRS CA. More information can be found at the following website: Telecommunication Relay Services | DSHS (

The Town of Pe Ell is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone. Whilst the Town of Pe Ell,, strive to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.

If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact our accessibility coordinator Terra Oster at (360)291-3543 or Your feedback will help us make improvements.

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